About The Casualty Care Toolkit

Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics Training is the standard of care for life-saving medical techniques in the tactical environment. It is based on the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Model, which is considered the golden standard of care utilized by all United States Military Special Forces medics and medically trained soldiers.


The Casualty Care Toolkit provides all levels of law enforcement with various online trainings and resources to utilize and share with their agencies. The information and training in this toolkit equip law enforcement officers with tools to better prepare them to save lives in the field through effective casualty care techniques.


This toolkit does not replace formal tactical medicine training, and agencies should continue to participate in regular, formal training to ensure that skills do not weaken over time.

History of Casualty Care


Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics Training is modeled after the TCCC Model. The TCCC Model is derived from a landmark 1996 special ops command study that was developed after the 1993 Battle of the Black Sea (Black Hawk Down) in Mogadishu, Somalia. This study served as the foundation for TCCC. This method of medical care, specifically geared towards saving lives on the battlefield, started with Napoleon and has been utilized in every war that the United States has been in since the civil war. Each war, in conjunction with medical advances, has contributed to updating techniques and equipment throughout the years.


These new strategies based on historical wounding patterns in combat also bear a relevance to law enforcement officers who share many operational parallels with their military counterparts. The new strategies developed in the TCCC Model have proven effective on the battlefield and have been retrofitted to fit law enforcement needs. Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics Training addresses optimal casualty care within a hostile environment when there is an unknown or variable evacuation time or a potential delay in casualty transport. The adaptation of TCCC to fit law enforcement needs has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Program, and many law enforcement and EMS agencies including the National Tactical Officers Association and the National Association of EMTs.

Source: https://www.naemt.org/education/naemt-tccc

Success Stories


Eric Becnel in the middle with Instructor David Dunafan on the left

From left to right: Lieutenant Becnel, Plaquemines Parish Sherriff’s Office, the host of over ten VALOR training events. Bronson Lott, the victim treated by Deputy Rees. Deputy Rees, the officer who effectively used tourniquets in the two incidents. David Dunafan, the VALOR Casualty Care instructor that taught the casualty care training events in Plaquemines Parish.

David Dunafan saving lady law enforcement life

VALOR Casualty Care instructor David Dunafan training Plaquemine’s Parish Sheriff’s Office on effective extractions.

“All of our sworn officers are now trained in self-aid/buddy-aid using quick clot, tourniquets, and Israeli bandages.”

“Since the VALOR Essentials Training Casualty Care block, we have implemented several things that were presented. All of our sworn officers are now trained in self-aid/buddy-aid using quick clot, tourniquets, and Israeli bandages. We have equipped all of our officers with at least two to three tourniquets and full medical kits. This was because of the information that was presented at the training.”

Captain Roger Schei #5164, VALOR Essentials Training Casualty Care
Pocatello Police Department
Investigations Division
“I was able to use those two techniques that I learned through VALOR to save two lives, and I give all the credit to VALOR for teaching me how to do that.”

“I highly recommend VALOR training. In the year, year and a half, that I’d had the training for the tourniquets, I’ve used a tourniquet to save a life, and I’ve also used a technique of getting a person into a backseat of a vehicle for transport to the hospital due to our rural location. I was able to use those two techniques that I learned through VALOR to save two lives, and I give all the credit to VALOR for teaching me how to do that.”

Deputy Rees
Plaquemines Parish Sherriff’s Office
VALOR Casualty Care Training
“I went back to my agency and I expressed the importance of the life-saving equipment which your training exposed me to.”

“I went back to my agency and I expressed to my supervisor the importance of a tourniquet and other life-saving equipment which your training exposed me to. I am happy to say that my agency just ordered each officer a C-A-T tourniquet, a rigid tourniquet belt holder, belt trauma kits, a patrol vehicle trauma kit, an officer-involved trauma kit, combat gauze, a vehicle go bag, and each officer will receive a small go bag as well!”

Participant, VALOR Casualty Care Training
“Because of this VALOR supplemental Casualty Care training, our personnel will begin carrying tourniquets.”

“Because of this VALOR supplemental Casualty Care training, our personnel will begin carrying tourniquets. As soon as they are delivered, the tourniquets will be issued to nearly 150 of our employees. This VALOR supplemental training and the tourniquets will allow our personnel to possibly save their life, their partner’s, a civilian’s, or suspect’s life in a critical situation. There is a good chance that our personnel will more than likely use the training and equipment to save a relative’s or loved one’s life or a vehicular crash victim’s life due to the fact that we live in a very safe community and many of our parish’s residents live in remote areas that could take EMS at least 15 to 20 minutes to arrive at a scene.”

Lieutenant Eric J. Becnel, VALOR Casualty Care Training
Director of Training, LA-SAFE Fusion Liaison Officer
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Frequently Asked Questions



The Casualty Care Toolkit provides all levels of law enforcement with various online trainings and resources to utilize and share with their agencies. The information and training in this toolkit equip law enforcement officers with tools to better prepare them to save lives in the field through effective casualty care techniques.

VALOR’s Casualty Care Toolkit provides all levels of law enforcement with resources and training to aid them in the field when facing a critical incident that requires immediate medical aid. The toolkit contains online trainings and demonstration videos, printable resources to carry with you as a reminder in the field, and a page dedicated to executives and their role in casualty care training.

Casualty Care and Rescue Tactics Training is the standard of care for life saving medical techniques used in the tactical environment. It is based off of TCCC, which is the golden standard of care utilized by all United States Military Special Forces medics and medically trained soldiers. It is the civilian adoption of the current military TCCC standards.

The information and resources in the toolkit were gathered or created by the VALOR team. Our talented and experienced Casualty Care subject-matter experts provide valuable insights from their decades of experience in the field. We also feature multiple resources from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Program, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Department of Homeland Security, and Community Oriented Policing Services.

Often, patrol officers and other law enforcement personnel will likely be the first on scene to have initial contact with violent subjects. If casualties are sustained by law enforcement or civilians, law enforcement may need to provide medical aid to save a life until other rescuers can safely enter the scene. Because of this, law enforcement utilizes the adopted principles from the TCCC model, as it most closely mimics the type of injuries that will be seen as well as the type of care needed in the field.

The VALOR Program’s casualty care curriculum and resources are based off the TCCC model. TCCC approves certain brands in the market based on rigorous research and testing on the products, ensuring that they are only endorsing products that will be reliable and effective in the field. Therefore, though there are other products on the market, VALOR features only TCCC-approved products in the toolkit.